Get in the holiday spirit by inviting braille students to look for words related to Christmas, Hannukah, or other special themes or events!
I got this idea from the post by Liz Eagan for a make your own word search. I created a word search book for my son Liam for Christmas. It took a little time to make the grid, but then I was able to use it as a template to make many word searches for the book. I kept it pretty simple as this will be his first word search experience.
Get in the holiday spirit by inviting braille students to look for words related to Christmas, Hannukah, or other special themes or events.
It’s not too late for the Start Seeing CVI holiday gift list. You won’t find red pom poms here because children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) like more than just pom poms (and besides, you already know where to buy pom poms and bright flashy toys). What follows are gift ideas from busy CVI moms (especially at this time of the year). Many thanks for the great suggestions.
My son's 4th grade class is having a Christmas party at school and this Roll-a-Christmas-Tree game will be one of the activities. I wanted to modify the activity so that my son who is deafblind and a braille reader can participate. I started by brailling the directions and then assembled the materials that he would need to complete the activity. This is an inclusive game that he will be able to play with his classmates at their holiday party!
Ideas to make the Roll-a-Christmas-Tree game accessible to children who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired using braille and tactile materials
After attending Matt Tietjen’s presentation on Coloring Complexity at the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society conference in June, I decided to adapt this idea for my son Henry. He just turned 6 and just started Kindergarten, and is in Phase II of the CVI Range.
The mother of a child with cortical visual impairment (CVI) created this anticipation calendar for her son.
I created this book, Emma Bear's Day, for my daughter, who has CVI (cortical visual impairment). Emma has cortical visual impairment and we have had a difficult time finding books that were suitable for her, so we decided to create our own children’s book for her and others to enjoy.
This picture book with black backgrounds and strong contrast was created by the mother of a child with CVI (cortical visual impairment)
From early on, literacy was a priority, even in those difficult first years when it was unclear what my son’s future might be like. Reading books together became a routine that continues to this day. Wanting to make a book that would be meaningful to him was important. With cortical visual impairment, that meant considering the CVI characteristic of novelty (Roman-Lantzy). Novelty means that new objects are hard. It is easier for our kids to look at familiar objects and toys (Roman-Lantzy).
The mother of a young child with CVI shares tips on making literacy meaningful for children with cortical visual impairment.
I am the mother of a busy, independent and determined 9-year-old boy named Liam. He will be going into 4th grade this year. Recently I ordered the new Dot Watch for Liam and I am in love! I have always believed in getting technology into the hands of my son as early as possible. I got the watch for him because I wanted him to have the
We have all seen "sticker charts" or some sort of tracking sheet that is used for incentives or to reinforce good behavior. I created a tactile incentive chart for my son Liam (9 years old, deafblind). This can be used for reading charts, behavior plans, chore charts etc. I really like this chart because it can easily be used over and over again without having to purchase more stickers or print off new chart sheets...and of course because it is accessible for students who are blind!
The student will earn a "reward" when he collects 10 golf tees.
All children need to feel motivated, but often incentive charts are not accessible to those who are blind, low vision or deafblind. Make an accessible tactile chart for kids who are visually impaired!